SpeakerBarry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy
Date & Time
You're invited to the Ford School's annual DC policy event and networking reception.
This year, the Ford School's Barry Rabe will be the featured speaker. On sabbatical this academic year, he recently completed a stint as a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson International Center for Scholars and just began a six month tenure as a visiting scholar at American University. It’s likely that you’ve seen Professor Rabe’s name recently: his research has been cited widely by influential U.S. and international news outlets on the issues of climate and energy over the past few months. His citations have included The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and more.
At the event, Rabe will give what promises to be a fascinating set of remarks, “The American Climate Odyssey: Lessons from the Past Decade." Following Professor Rabe’s talk, plan to attend the reception, where you will have the opportunity to catch up with fellow alumni, socialize, and network with current MPP students who will be in DC for the Ford School’s annual trip.
The American Climate Odyssey: Lessons from the Past Decade
Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy
Thursday, February 4, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 p.m., lecture
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., student-alumni networking reception
1777 F Street, N.W.
The Rockefeller-Peterson Room
Alumni: RSVP by Monday, February 1, 2016.
About Barry Rabe:
Barry Rabe is a Professor of Public Policy in the Ford School and also holds appointments in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Program in the Environment. He is a non-resident senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Much of his recent research examines state and regional development of policies to reduce greenhouse gases, which has been conducted in collaboration with the Brookings Institution, the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. In 2006, Rabe became the first social scientist to receive a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of his contribution to both scholarship and policy making. His 2004 Brookings book, Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Evolving Politics of American Climate Change Policy, received the 2005 Lynton Keith Caldwell Award from the American Political Science Association in recognition of the best book published on environmental politics and policy in the past three years.
Rabe has also written extensively about such topics as nuclear and hazardous waste management, cross-border and cross-media transfer of pollutants in federal regulatory systems, and the conditions necessary to achieve intergovernmental cooperation in the implementation of federal grant and regulatory programs. During the 2008-09 year, he was a visiting professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, where he organized the National Conference on Climate Governance and edited a series of subsequent publications. In 2004, he completed a ten-year term as editor of the American Governance and Public Policy book series for Georgetown University Press. At Michigan, he previously served as Director of the Program in the Environment and as Interim Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment. In 2007, he received the Daniel Elazar Award for Career Contribution to the Study of Federalism from the American Political Science Association. In 2009, he was named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.